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Friday, October 28, 2011
NFC North Friday injury report

By Kevin Seifert

Getting inside the Friday injury report for Week 8, remembering that half of the NFC North has a bye:

Detroit Lions: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (ankle) worked with the first-team offense for the second consecutive day Friday. The Lions listed him as questionable for Sunday's game, but it appears only a significant setback would prevent him from playing against the Denver Broncos. Rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who tweaked his surgically repaired foot and did not practice this week, is listed as doubtful. Defensive tackle Sammie Hill (ankle) is questionable and, as expected, running back Jahvid Best (concussion) has been ruled out. All other players should be available.

Minnesota Vikings: As expected, right guard Anthony Herrera (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. He'll be replaced by veteran Joe Berger. Three players were listed as questionable: Receiver Percy Harvin (ribs), cornerback Antoine Winfield (neck) and running back Lorenzo Booker (concussion). The general consensus is that Harvin will play, Booker probably won't and Winfield is truly a 50-50 proposition. All other players should be available.